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Texas woman killed during robbery as she walked into gym

Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 1:32 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Houston police released surveillance video of suspects and a vehicle wanted in the deadly shooting of a woman outside a gym.

Elsa Mikeska, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 10500 block of Fuqua Street at about 4:50 a.m. Thursday.

Police said Mikeska parked her vehicle outside the gym. The suspects, a driver and two passengers, parked their SUV near her and two of them exited their vehicle as Mikeska walked toward the entrance to the gym.

Police said the suspects appeared to call out to her and the woman, realizing they were attempting to rob her, ran towards the gym.

One of the suspects fired a round, striking Mikeska, who collapsed near the gym entrance, police said.

The suspects then got back into their SUV and fled the scene southbound on Beamer Road.

About an hour prior to this incident, an aggravated robbery was reported at 10100 Freehill Street.

Police said the robbery victim described suspects matching those in the fatal shooting of Mikeska.

According to the victim in the Freehill Street incident, the suspects attempted to steal her vehicle, but were unsuccessful because it was inoperable.

“The suspects are described only as possibly Hispanic males in their early 20s. The vehicle is described as a white Chevrolet SUV,” police said.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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